Shaq Lawson

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Jets, DE Age: 27-0d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#19 overall), 2016 College: Clemson Agent(s): Tory Dandy (Relativity Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Shaq Lawson signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $20,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000,000. In 2021, Lawson will earn a base salary of $1,400,000, while carrying a cap hit of $1,400,000 and a dead cap value of $1,400,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Total Guarantees $20,800,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $20,800,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 26 $6,400,000 $1,333,333 $2,500,000 $100,000 $500,000 $10,833,333 $21,000,000 $13,538,910($13,538,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $21,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,166,667 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $6,600,000 2020 Cap Savings: $4,233,333 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $18,333,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $-7,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,933,333 2021 Dead Cap: $2,666,667 2020 Cap Savings: $6,900,000
    2021 Contract details by year 27 $1,400,000 - - - - $1,400,000 $1,400,000 $1,400,000($14,938,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $1,400,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $1,400,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 2 yr, $14,938,910; $0 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 28 $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - $9,000,000 - $9,000,000($23,938,910)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 29 - - - - - - $3,505,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Contract details by year 30 - - - - - - - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2023 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $21M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2020 roster bonus + 2021 salary)
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $2.5M (paid 3/26/2020)
    • Workout Bonuses guaranteed for injury
    • 2023-24 years automatically void ($3.5M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    0 Player contract details by year - - - $5,257,500 $5,257,500 -($0)
    2021 Player contract details by year - - $100,000 $1,752,500 $1,852,500 $100,000($100,000)
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year - $2,666,667 - $2,666,667 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $10,278,977
    Signing Bonus $5,675,619
    Average Salary $2,569,744
    Total Guarantees $9,828,976
    Guaranteed at Signing $9,828,976
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $5,675,619 - - - - - $6,125,619
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $917,226 - - - - - - $917,226
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,384,452 - - - - - - $1,384,452
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,679 - - - - - $40,276 $1,891,955
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - - - - - $1,400,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
    6 seasons $12,403,357 $9,675,619 $2,500,000 $200,000 - - $579,186 $25,358,162
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,900,000 - - $100,000 - - - $9,000,000
    $21,303,357 $9,675,619 $2,500,000 $300,000 - - $579,186 $34,358,162
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,603,357 $5,675,619 - - - - $40,276 $10,319,252
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,400,000 $4,000,000 $2,500,000 $100,000 - - $538,910 $13,538,910
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - - - - - $1,400,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings - - - $100,000 - - - $100,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $33,425

      Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)


    • Player contract details by year 11/10/2017, $18,231

      Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)


    • TOTAL: $51,656

  • Transactions

    Aug 29 2021Traded to New York (NYJ) from Houston (HOU) for 2022 6th round pick
    Apr 2 2021Converted $7M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5.25M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 14 2021Traded to Houston (HOU) from Miami (MIA) with 2021 6th round pick [(from WAS)] (#203 - traded) for Benardrick McKinney and 2021 7th round pick (#231 Larnel Coleman)
    Mar 16 2020Agreed to a 3 year $30 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    May 1 2019Buffalo (BUF) declined a $9.451M option for 2020
    Dec 1 2018Fined $33,425 Role in a fight against Jacksonville (JAC)
    Nov 10 2017Fined $18,231 Roughing the Passer against Josh McCown (NYJ)
    Jun 6 2016Signed a 4 year $10.27 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
    Apr 28 2016Drafted by Buffalo (BUF): Round 1 (#19 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 NYJ 5 5 193 52.6 11 10 1
    2020 MIA 14 14 7 571 58.9 4 32 17 15 1
    2019 BUF 15 15 486 46.3 6.5 32 21 11 1
    2018 BUF 14 14 6 440 43.3 4 30 18 12 2
    2017 BUF 11 11 10 435 39.3 4 33 17 16
    2016 BUF 14 10 1 237 22.1 2 13 7 6 1
    Totals 73 69 24 2,362 - 21 151 90 61 5 0